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  • G_WIlkinson published Suspended sentence for Kevin Birkett caught drink-driving in...
    A man who was arrested for drink-driving outside people's homes was caught again in the same street the following day. On both occasions, Kevin Andrew Birkett, 57, was behind the wheel of his VW Polo having drunk enough alcohol to be four times over the legal limit. Birkett, of no fixed abode, was charged with two counts of drink driving on May 26 and 27, both in Acacia Road in Falmouth. He was also charged with possessing 1.18 grams of cannabis. He pleaded guilty to the charges and appeared...

    Suspended sentence for Kevin Birkett caught drink-driving in...



  • DaveCDM published Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Thursday,...
    Welcome to our live coverage of all the day's biggest stories, traffic and travel from across Cornwall on Thursday, July 27, 2017. We'll be looking at all the traffic from 7am until this evening, so keep checking back to make sure you get wherever you're going as quickly and safely as possible. We will of course also be breaking news as it happens and keeping an eye on the weather. It's Dave here until 2.30pm when I hand over to the late team led today by Graeme. ...

    Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Thursday,...



  • G_WIlkinson published Families with teenagers in Cornwall wanted to get naked on TV by...
    A production company is on the hunt for families in Cornwall with teenagers to get naked on television. The company is scouting for a new documentary programme about naturism, which it described as "an exciting new TV show". A spokeswoman for the firm 7Wonder said: "We are looking for naturist families with teens from Cornwall. We are asking: 'Are you part of a growing movement but your teenager doesn't share the same enthusiasm? Is naturism a lifestyle you enjoy or are keen...

    Families with teenagers in Cornwall wanted to get naked on TV by...



  • HannahCL published Proposed date for works to start on £290 million plans for...
    Work to install the new £290 million A30 is due not due to start for another three years, a busy public meeting heard on Tuesday evening.The new eight-mile stretch of dual carriageway, which includes a redesigned Chiverton Cross roundabout and a new bridge at Chybucca, was discussed at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meeting.Read more: Double-decker bus and car collide on busy junctionPlans were shown in detail, photographs of the plans can be seen below, and estimated...

    Proposed date for works to start on £290 million plans for...



  • HannahCL commented Developers buy site of proposed new village that would see 435...
    The site of a proposed housing development near Truro has been sold just months after supermarket giant Asda pulled out of the scheme. The 49-acre site at Willow Green, next to the A390 at Threemilestone, has been sold with outline planning permission for a development which would include 435 homes, a nursing home, supermarket, primary school and a community hall. Read more: Trago Mills opens new £3.5million store with trademark towers Planning permission had been granted to...

    Developers buy site of proposed new village that would see 435...



  • CGMikeS published Newquay really has changed since the days of 'Ibiza UK' and...
    A national news website caused outrage in Newquay recently after dubbing the resort the 'Shagaluf of the UK'. One of Mirror Online's reporters, Adam Lee-Potter, spent an evening on the town's streets and described the night as "the most depressing night of my life". In his feature, Mr Potter said he witnessed "mobs of drunken lads, bare-chested and belligerent and the strong smell of marijuana hanging in the high street". Read next: Urban Dictionary has some nasty...

    Newquay really has changed since the days of 'Ibiza UK' and...



  • G_WIlkinson published Police appeal for witnesses after woman seriously injured in...
    The police have issued an appeal for witnesses today after a woman pedestrian received life-changing injuries after a collision with a car. It happened in Penzance in Lansdowne Place on Tuesday, July 11. MPC Sam Sargent said: "Police were called just before 5.50pm to reports of a serious collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle."The pedestrian, a woman in her 60s, received possible life-changing injuries as a result of the collision with the black Ford Focus and was taken to...

    Police appeal for witnesses after woman seriously injured in...



  • HannahCL published This is what happens behind the scenes of fatal crashes across...
    An interview has given an insight into the work of the investigators who are called to serious and fatal crash scenes across Devon and Cornwall, to work out what has happened.Have you ever wondered what happens when a road is closed after a crash? What investigations actually take place and what happens afterwards? Members of Devon and Cornwall's Serious Collisions Investigation Team have spoken out about exactly what their jobs entail.Read more: Double-decker bus and car collide on busy...

    This is what happens behind the scenes of fatal crashes across...



  • WBGayle published Mirror dinghy world championships begin at Restronguet
    The waters around Restronguet are a sea of red this week as the Mirror dinghy championships get under way. The iconic dinghy with its trademark red sails was designed by a BBC television presenter who had a home in St Mawes as a boat you could build yourself from a kit. It has been used by many Olympic sailors to train and has stood the test of time. Up to 100 boats from the likes of Australia, South Africa and France will be racing in the national and world championships, many manned by...

    Mirror dinghy world championships begin at Restronguet



  • Jeff_Reines published Firms fined £300K for 'avoidable' death of worker at biogas...
    Contractors who built a controversial biogas plant in Cornwall have been ordered to pay almost £300,000 in fines and cost over the "avoidable" death of a worker who was expecting his second child.Father-of-two Ionel Soci died from a heart attack when he was crushed by a heavy piece of steel being used to direct the flow of concrete while working for a sub-contractor on the project at Penare Farm, Higher Fraddon, in June 2014. It has since been completed and is run by a company...

    Firms fined £300K for 'avoidable' death of worker at biogas...